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Shortcut is a plugin that allows you to use your own short URL service, such as those found at TinyURL and from within WordPress using your own domain. Shortcut allows you to create short URL’s for all of your posts and pages as well as external URL’s allowing you to easily manage all your links. You can also view how many clicks each short URL get from within the Shortcut panel.

Shortcut also allows you to hide/mask any target URL’s by simply adding the corresponding file extension to the Shortcut URL.


  • Main page.
  • Local Shortcuts for WordPress posts/pages.
  • Media Shortcuts.
  • External Shortcuts & Form for adding External Shortcuts
  • Shortcut settings page.


  1. Unzip shortcut.
  2. Upload “shortcut” folder to the “wp-content/plugins/” directory.
  3. Activate the plugin from WordPress administration menu.
  4. Note: Make sure you have Permalinks other than ‘Default’ selected in Admin Panel > Settings > Permalinks.


How do I use it?

Post and Page URL’s are automatically created when publishing a post or page. Visit the Shortcut panel in your dashboard to add or remove external links. Then use the outputted url in your posts/emails/tweets wherever.

How can I put a post/page shortcut on my post/page?

You can easily get a shortcut for a post/page template by using the get_shortcut($postid); function in your templates. Find more information about using the function here:

Where can I get more information?

You can find more information concerning the usage of Shortcut at:

Contributors & Developers

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